The Mercury has posted my blog entry about YWCA’s Literacy Program!

Check out the link HERE.

Remember: Clicking through to the YWCA’s Literacy Program support page and plugging in your valid email address will result in a $1 donation going to the Y’s literacy activities from an anonymous donor. Your email will not be used by the Y or anyone else to solicit you!

Please show your support today for helping others in our community learn to read and write and take on the world!

YWCA Adult Literacy Program to hold breakfast & fall fashion show

The YWCA Tri-County Area invites the community to enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet and lovely fashion show while supporting their Adult Literacy Program!
SUPPORT LITERACY Breakfast and Fall Fashions by ANN TAYLOR will be held on Saturday, September 29, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Brookside Country Club at 850 N. Adams Street in Pottstown.
This event supports literacy programs that assist adults with reading, writing, math, workplace skills, preparation for the GED and U.S. Citizenship Tests, and to learn the English language.
For reservations and tickets, please call the YWCA Tri-County Area at 610-323-1888 x202.
To learn more about the YWCA’s Adult Literacy Program, contact Jae Hively, Director, at 610-326-READ (7323


Year of the Young Woman series continues at YWCA with panel on “Advocacy”


Saturday, Sept. 22 is fast approaching!


The YWCA is a voice for every woman and your  voice needs to be included! Use your voice to advocate for the issues that are important to you.

Don’t miss this opportunity to attend a unique program for girls and women at the YWCA, 315 King St. on Saturday, September 22, 1:30-3:30pm. RSVP your attendance to 610-323-1888 for the YWCA’s YEAR OF THE YOUNG WOMANGirl Talk” series event. The topic is “ADVOCACY.”

A diverse panel of girls and women ages 15 and older will share information, tell about their advocacy efforts, and answer questions that will assist others to advocate on behalf of other people and issues.

Panel members are Honorable Judge Cheryl Lynne Austin of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas; Judy Watts, Attorney; Arizona Brennan, student and president of Spark the Wave Club; Chloe Klaus, student and member of Spark the Wave Club; Dr. Keisha MorantWilliams, Assistant Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences; Marlene Armato, Montgomery County Executive Committee Member; Renée Spaide, Vice President Upper Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners; and Valerie Jackson, YWCA Tri-County Area Board of Directors 




YWCA Tri-County Area

315 King Street

Pottstown, PA 19464

(610)323-1888, x202

Reserve now for “Cyber Bullying & Stalking” workshop at YWCA’s Girl Talk series

Time is winding down to RSVP your attendance to the YEAR OF THE YOUNG WOMAN “Girl Talk” series event. The topic is “Cyber Bullying and Stalking.” The workshop will take place this Saturday, July 28th from 10 am – noon. It is free with a reservation. Call the YWCA Tri-County Area at  610-323-1888. The YWCA is located at 315 King Street (Park in the Permit spaces in the Evans Street lot across the street.)

Guest speaker is Colleen McIntyre, Assistant District Attorney in Montgomery County with experience on the Narcotics, Juvenile and Sex Crimes Units.

Why do people participate in cyber bullying and stalking?
1. Anger
2. Bigotry
3. Fear
4. Jealousy
5. Low self-esteem
6. Revenge
7. Righteousness
8. To get the attention of the target or others

Stalking is a term commonly used to refer to unwanted and obsessive attention by an individual or group to another person. Cyber Bullying is the use of the Internet and Cell Phones to harm other people, in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner.

The speaker is Colleen McIntyre. Ms. McIntyre is Assistant District Attorney in Montgomery County with experience on the Narcotics, Juvenile and Sex Crimes Units.

Future Girl Talk Series events cover the topics:
Advocacy – September 22, 2012
Go Green! – November 10, 2012
For information about events, please contact the YWCA at 610-323-1888.

Girl Talk Series continues at YWCA with panel on non-traditional careers

The YWCA – Tri-County Area has been presenting the Girl Talk Series of programs during their Year of the Young Woman, and the series continues this Saturday with a talk on Non-Traditional Careers.

Entitled Who Said “It’s A Man’s World?”, the program will take place Saturday, May 19 from 10 am – 2 pm at the YWCA at 315 King Street, Pottstown. This discussion will explore non-traditional careers for women, consider where women should start to pursue a non-traditional career, and will provide examples.

Guests can park in the Evans Street lot located on King Street across from the YW. (Use the PERMIT spaces ONLY.) The program is free with reservation for women and girls age 8 and up. Just call the YW now to reserve a spot for you and your daughter: 610.323.1888.

Future events in the Girl Talk Series include:

July 28, 2012: Cyber Bullying and Stalking
September 22, 2012: Advocacy
November 10, 2012: Go Green!

For information about events, please contact the YWCA at 610-323-1888.

TriCounty Community Network highlights upcoming area meetings and events

TCN Membership Meeting

 Rep. Tom Quigley to Speak on Local Job Creation

 Tuesday, May 15, 8am-10am

 Montgomery County Community College, West Campus

Community Room, 101 College Drive, Pottstown

Special thanks to our breakfast sponsor
Money Management International

 For more information or to register call 610-705-3301, Ext. 2.

Membership Meeting Agenda

8:00am-8:30am Breakfast & Networking

8:30am-8:40am Introductions

8:40am-8:50am Announcements

8:50am-9:00am Breakfast Sponsor Presentation

9:00am-10:00am Presentation


TriCounty Community Career Fair

Wednesday, May 16, 10am – 1pm

Berean Conference Center

2675 East High Street, Pottstown

For more information call 610-705-3301.

Presented by the TCN Exelon Nuclear Workforce Development Program



Think you’ll get rich quick by gambling?

You have a way better chance of being struck by lightning or dying from a bee sting

Please join us……..

Problem Gambling and the College Population

Guest Speaker – Joanna Franklin, MS, NCGC II

Thursday, May 10, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Montgomery County Community College

Central Campus – Advanced Technology Center – Room 101, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell PA 19422

~ and ~

West Campus by video-conferencing, South Hall – Room 213, 101 College Drive, Pottstown PA 19464

Target Audience:  College faculty, administrators, counselors, students, and Drug & Alcohol Professionals who provide services in Montgomery County

To register for this free workshop, please e-mail or call: Eileen Lafferty, 610-278-3538



 Fellowship Farm “Blossom Festival”
Open House – Join Us!

Kids & Family Fun, Learning & Nature Activities

Saturday, May 12, 1-4 PM

Fellowship Farm

2488 Sanatoga Road

Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19464



Live Music, Refreshments, Raffles & Resources

Monday, May 14, 7pm-9pm

Montgomery County Community College

Science Center – Entrance off Morris Road

340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA

Aevidum is a depression and suicide education awareness initiative where informed adults empower students to know the warning signs of depression and understand that it is a treatable illness. Students use their gifts and talents to spread the Aevidum message of hope and advocate for other students. Aevidum’s message is delivered through interactive displays, high-energy assemblies, and community events.



Girl Talk Series: Non-Traditional Careers

Why a Non-Traditional Career?

Where Should Women Pursuing Non-Traditional Careers Start?

Examples of Non-Traditional Careers for Women and Girls Ages 8 and Up.

Saturday, May 19, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Free with reservation

YWCA Tri-County Area, 315 King Street, Pottstown

There is no cost to participate, but please reserve by calling 610-323-1888 x200




You can find the Winter edition of Pottstown Pride at We are proud to highlight the accomplishments of our students, staff and graduates. Pottstown Pride also honors the memory of our fallen Trojans and provides us the opportunity to thank our supporters.


Partnering to improve health, social and environmental conditions.

TriCounty Community Network

260 High Street, Pottstown, PA  19464



Girl Talk Series continues at YWCA this Saturday: Body Image & Self-Esteem

When you look in the mirror, do you like what you see? Developing a positive body image and a healthy mental attitude is crucial to a woman’s happiness and wellness.

IMAGINE STARTING your day facing just one of these challenges: Depression, an eating
disorder, relentless unrealistic and hyper-sexualized media images, mean girl tactics at school
and online, or a boyfriend who belittles you. Ugh! Yet for our teen girls, these are just some of the many issues confronting them every day, taking a toll on their confidence, self esteem and physical health.

This workshop offers a safe, girls-only environment to make connections, embrace who they are
and talk about issues important to them. Discussions will include self esteem, healthy living,
exercise and proper eating. The goal is for girls to take away information and resources to give
them a strong foundation and the tools to develop into empowered, confident young women.
Join us for girl talk!

Saturday, March 24, 2012
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Free with reservation
YWCA Tri-County Area
315 King Street, Pottstown

Girl Talk Series:

May 2012
Non-Traditional Careers

July 2012
Cyber Bullying and Stalking

September 2012
Go Green!

November 2012

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